The Panguna mine in Bougainville was closed down as a result of armed opposition by Bougainvilleans. The mine is owned by Rio Tinto subsidiary Bougainville Copper Limited. For background, see
THE Bougainville copper mine maybe be reopened in the next two to three years, Autonomous Bougainville President John Momis said. See
Bougainville mining prospects fraught with complexities, says academic
An academic has sounded a note of caution around discussions over the potential re-opening of the Panguna mine in the autonomous Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville. A meeting is planned for next week in Arawa to discuss landowner issues around the upcoming review of the Bougainville Copper Agreement.